A Note of Thanks for the coming New Year

As 2016 winds down to a close and 2017 nudges its way into the room, it causes many of us to reflect on the past year. We jot down our resolutions and loudly declare we are going to make changes for the better as January inches closer. Each new year brings its own blessings. Like many parents,  my sweet three as I call them, Chad 20, Josie 16 … Continue reading A Note of Thanks for the coming New Year

Every Day is a Beer Dinner Day by Ginger Johnson

  About 14 years ago I met Larry. It’d be unremarkable except Larry is now My Fine Husband. At the time I met him, I knew very little about beer. What makes the story is that we met at a brew masters dinner, where Larry co-hosted with his colleague, Chris, an assistant kitchen manager at the brewpub where they both worked. Larry was the professional … Continue reading Every Day is a Beer Dinner Day by Ginger Johnson

Food Blogger Conference in my Backyard…

I loved to watch the Lion fish and sea horses swim around in the tanks for as long as I could until being shooed out of the dining room…. My mom worked as a pantry cook at The Wharf Restaurant and I was always up for riding into “the big city” with dad to pick her up after her shift from seven to three in … Continue reading Food Blogger Conference in my Backyard…

Simple networking tip for the anxious or exhausted…

In the last month I’ve been promoting my new business venture. This means an increase in networking activities, making connections, and I’m doing many more expansion type talks with people who are in circles I’m unfamiliar with. Speaking with so many new communities and individuals is enjoyable and fun, however… In the past when I’ve increased my networking (boosting the signal or shining the light … Continue reading Simple networking tip for the anxious or exhausted…

A Mother’s Day message from my parents, and why it was strange….

As mom and dad spoke, I listened with great interest and intensity to what they were saying – hanging on each word. Ordinarily this would not be something I’d write about. But since the message arrived in an unusual way, and not through conventional channels of phone, email or text I knew I’d better tell you folks about it. Let me be clear, both my … Continue reading A Mother’s Day message from my parents, and why it was strange….

A Place in the Sky

Note: No ingestion of mushrooms or peyote took place during the writing of this article. Some time ago I was talking with someone close to me and the conversation descended into a very dreamlike landscape. The concrete lines of reality and fantasy blurred and became soft. As I said in the beginning, there were no ingestion of imagination aiding substances involved. I simply allowed myself … Continue reading A Place in the Sky

The Sunshine Booster Smoothie

I saw this recipe on the well and good site and thought, “my readers must see this!”  The trifecta of inflammation-fighters in the Sunshine Booster Smoothie include pineapple, turmeric, and ginger. Come April, we’ve never craved sunshine so much. And we’ve just found it in a glass. This spicy-sweet smoothie recipe is layered with dynamic flavors, playing between a Pina Colada and a turmeric-ginger juice. Here’s why we’ll … Continue reading The Sunshine Booster Smoothie